Ligand… funny word… smells like cabbage

29 06 2004

Did you know Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19? My pirate name is Iron Morty Kidd, too! Thanks for that Lindsey… arrrrr.

So my homework has officially started. All it is is research for two fifteen minute oral presentations and one six-page paper. God, fun fun. Well, at least I like what I’m working on (bugs). Woo!

I’m hitting up the ESPN Great Outdoor Games in Mad-town. It should be a ton of fun since it’s free, and since we need no ride (they shuttle). I’m looking forward to it mucho: lots of dogs and lots of lumberjacks and lumberjills, which I’ve never seen aside from TV.

Aside from that, here’s a great song I think people should see by Atmosphere. If you feel the Minnesota pride, read through it or DL the song. Even better, buy the album (Se7en’s Travels).

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Always Coming Back Home to You (Hidden Track) – Atmosphere

I wanted to make a song about where I’m from
You know big up, my hometown, my territory, my state
But, I couldn’t figure out much to brag about
Well, Prince lives here, we’ve got 10,000 lakes
 
But wait, the women are beautiful, 
to me they are,
And we’re not infested with pretentious movie stars,
Then it hit me, Minnesota is dope
If only simply for not what we have, but what we don’t
It’s all fair, it ain’t out there, it’s in there
It’s in the mirror behind the breast, 
under the hair
 
“Follow the dream” doesn’t mean leave the love
Roam if you must, but come home when you’ve seen enough
I love New York and Cali, but I ain’t moving
Too overpopulated, saturated with humans,
And I’m not big on rappers, actors, or models
If I had to dip I’d probably skip to Chicago
 
None of this, this or this, no one, no where
Like damn I’m from Minnesota, land of the cold air
Too many mosquitoes and a fair share of egos
But, like my man Sabby says, 
“That’s where my mommy stays.”
 
So, if the people laugh and giggle when you tell them where you live
Say “Shhh!”  Say “Shhh!”
And, if you know this is where you want to raise your kids
Say “Shhh!” Say “Shhh!”
If you’re from the Midwest, and it doesn’t matter where
Say “Shhh!” Say “Shhh!”
If you can drink tap water and breathe the air
Say “Shhh!” Say “Shhh!”
 
Got trees and vegetation in the city I stay
The rent’s in the mail, and I can always find a parking space
The women outnumber the men two to one
Got parks and zoos, and things to do with my son
The night life ain’t all that, but that’s okay
I don’t need to be distracted by the devil every day
And the jobs ain’t really too hard to find
In fact, you could have mine if you knew how to rhyme
 
This is for everyone around the planet
That wishes they were from somewhere
Other than were they’re standing
Don’t take it for granted
Instead take a look around
Quit complaining and build something on that ground
Plant something on that ground
Dance and sleep on that ground
Get on your hands and knees and watch the ants walk around the
ground
Make a family, make magic, make a mess
Take the stress, feel your motivation, and build your nest
 
It sucks that you think where I’m from is whack
But as long as that’s enough to keep your ass from coming back
And, with a smile and a hint of sarcasm he said,
“I beg your pardon, but this is my secret garden.”
 
So, if the people laugh and giggle when you tell them where you
live
Say “Shhh!”  Say “Shhh!”
If you know this is where you want to raise your kids
Say “Shhh!” Say “Shhh!”
If you’re from the Midwest, and it doesn’t matter where
Say “Shhh!” Say “Shhh!”
If you can drink tap water and breathe the air
Say “Shhh!” Say “Shhh!”
If the playground is clear of stems and syringes
Say “Shhh!”  Say “Shhh!”
If there’s only one store in your town that sells 12 inches
Say “Shhh!”  Say “Shhh!”
If no one in your crew walks around with a gun
Say “Shhh!”  Say “Shhh!”
And, if you ain’t gonna leave ‘cause this is where you’re from
Say “Shhh!”  Say “Shhh!”
 
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Mankato, Minnesota
Duluth, Minnesnowta
Kansas City
St. Louis, Missouri
Columbia, Missouri
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Madison
Milwaukee
Cincinnati, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
Boulder, Colorado
Laurence, Kansas
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Anne Arbor, Michigan
Indianapolis
Say “Shhh!”
Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minneapolis,

Minneapolis

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One response

23 05 2007
Lowell

THANK YOU SO MUCH! ive heard this song on an indie radio station here in texas a couple weeks ago. Ive been looking for it ever since but its not very popular so just typing the lyrics wasnt working very well. but you fixed my problem. thank you.

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